Many people would like to improve their smiles, but shy away from the idea of wearing braces. Invisalign can help you straighten your teeth and improve your smile without using clunky braces. With a just a little time and effort each day, you can have a neater, more pleasing smile, without the need to go too far out of your way for it.
What Is Invisalign? Is It the Same as Braces?
Invisalign, sometimes called Invisalign braces, is a complete alternative to traditional braces. Instead of metal and brackets, the Invisalign system utilizes clear, plastic aligners. The aligners work much like braces, but they’re flexible and removable. You don’t wear them constantly, and even when you do wear them, they don’t draw attention to themselves.
What Are the Benefits of Using Invisalign?
The aesthetic benefits are obvious. However, there are a few subtle benefits beyond the transparency of the Invisalign aligners. Since they’re removable, you don’t have to relearn how to talk properly as you do with traditional braces. You can also eat and drink without the impediment that traditional braces often create. In addition, you can continue to brush and floss your teeth without any complications.
Who Can Benefit the Most from Invisalign?
There are a number of dental issues and concerns that Invisalign can help with, including:
- Crooked or crowding teeth
- Teeth gaps
- Overbites and underbites
- Cross bites and open bites
If you find that you’re unsatisfied with your smile in general, it’s worth it to find out if Invisalign can help. Even if it’s just for purely cosmetic purposes, Invisalign can make your teeth neater and straighter.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign procedure and process is straightforward. Your dentist will give you an X-ray, and your bite information will become a three-dimensional image. The dentist will then figure out the direction in which your teeth need to move to achieve the desired results.
From the plan the dentist creates, technicians will generate custom aligners. You will wear these aligners for the majority of the day, each day. Generally, you’ll wear them for roughly 20 hours each day for the best results. Every week, or a couple of weeks, you will have the aligners replaced with fresh ones.
As you wear the aligners, they will gradually move your teeth toward the desired positions. Each new set of aligners will pick up from the position where your last set left your teeth. The process can take from nine months to just a little over a year, depending on your treatment plan.
One of the main benefits of the entire Invisalign process is that you can literally see the changes take place. You will have a clear view of your gains as your smile becomes better and better.
Why You Should Choose Lodi Valley Dental for Your Invisalign Treatment
You’ll find many dentists out there advertising their Invisalign service. Just like with most things, professionalism and experience goes a long way. At Lodi Valley Dental, we have the training, the experience, and an educated staff that will make you feel comfortable as we help you on your journey toward your perfect smile. Contact us today to learn more about what Invisalign can do for you.